yesterday you had your 18 month check up with dr. lindgren.
he got on the floor and played with you.
he even put your blankie on his head and got his hair all messed up just to see you smile.
you weigh 20# and 1 oz.
we can officially/legally/guilt-free turn your car seat around now.
(let's not tell dr L that it's been turned around for 6.5 months)
you're 32.5 inches tall which makes you tall and tiny.
but we already knew that.
dr L asked if i had any concerns about you.
i told him you don't like food.
he said my job is to buy and prepare the food and your job is to eat it.
and not to worry if you don't.
that's why we like him- he tells us not to worry about the things we can't change.
he always proclaims how much he likes your cautiousness.
this is the real reason we love dr L.
some people act like your caution is a negative thing.
he points out how it is a positive thing.
he makes me feel good about my parenting and about you.
playing at G&G hansen's in september
so it's ok if you don't smile for most people
(although you stole the show at dinner last night- you had us all giggling with your silliness)
it's ok that you don't love nursery yet.
it's ok that it takes you a little bit to warm up to people.
it's what makes you, you.
and we love you despite it and because of it.